Posts Tagged ‘photographer’

Burning Man 2015 / A First Timer’s Perspective on the Best Place on Earth

Fireworks light up the sky as the man is about to be burned.

A few weeks ago I spent some time at Black Rock City, Nevada.  To those who aren’t familiar with Black Rock City, it is a temporary city of approximately 70,000 people.  You may of heard of it as: Burning Man.  Here are a few highlights and my perspective as a first time Burner.  Or, if […]

Open Image 2015 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Open Image 2015 Poster final

I’m happy to announce that one of my images, Coming of Age is currently on display at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.  It is part of a juried group show of 25 Alberta visual artists organized by Visual Arts Alberta (CARFAC).  It will be there until September 27th.  After Calgary, the show will be travelling to […]

The Best Messenger Camera Bag


In 2014 I was introduced to a great new camera strap; the Leash camera strap was a great solution for my Fuji X30.  I was so excited I even did an unboxing video of it.  This year, I switched from my LowePro system to the Peak Design Slide strap. Peak Design has been a great […]

Using Drones for Dramatic Nature Photos / Popphoto Article


Jon Cornforth of (Popular Photograph Magazine) wrote an article recently on using drones for nature photos.  Drones are everywhere these days.  They are the newest gadget, fad, trend or whatever you want to call it; and it’s here to stay.  It’s just a matter of time until someone uses a drone for wedding photography. […]

Desolation Photographs by Scott Dimond / Opening Reception

desolation scott dimond

Scott Dimond is a photographer based in Calgary, Alberta.  He likes to photograph landscapes, particularly natural scenes at sunrise/sunset.  Scott also photographs abandoned sites, weather old rural homesteads or large industrial complexes (1).  The topic of his latest show (at Resolve Photo) is Desolation and can be viewed at the opening reception, Thursday, April 9th, […]

Vote for AN.X.O Web Series / Production Stills


AN.X.O is a new web series by writer and producer, Vincent T. Joachim. Vincent is a multi-talented creative who has been a long time friend. I can honestly say I would not be where I am if was not for his guidance early on in my photography career. AN.X.O needs your help. Please vote for […]

National Geographic Master Photo Engineer


National Geographic’s Master Photo Engineer, Kenji Yamaguchi was interviewed recently.  He’s the wizard behind many photographic gadgets used by Nat Geo photographers.  When photographers come to him with a project or problem he gives them a solution. With over 30 years of experience with Nat Geo, Learn a bit more about Yamaguchi with this short YouTube […]

Viva Cuba

Birds of a Feather

Aiofe and I finally went on our honeymoon after getting married in Tofino last year.  We decided on Cuba because we wanted to experience the country before it became too commercial.  The timing was perfect because on December 17th, 2014 the United States announced it would normalize relations with Cuba.  After the Cuban Revolution in […]

100 Years 100 Faces / Life As a Human Article

100 Years 100 Faces of the Calgary Stampede Day 9

Life as a Human is a human interest magazine for evolving minds.  I was approached by Life as a Human to be a guest blogger.  My photo essay, 100 Years 100 Faces of the Stampede was published by them last week.  Click here to read the full article.

Q&A / Calgary Wedding Photographer Recommendation

Niamh, Dave and Jack having a great time

Hey, My coworker is getting married and they are looking for a photographer.  I know you don’t do weddings anymore but any recommendations of people I can give to her? Here are some wedding photographers I know of in the Calgary area.  Besides being talented, I will only recommend and vouch for photographers that are […]

Hecktic Travels / 2014 National Geographic Travelers of the Year

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Dalene and Pete Heck go by a simple motto, No possessions. No plans. Just travel.  As simple as that may sound on paper, there are so many things that make this creed difficult to abide by.  In 2009 they sold everything they owned, packed a few essentials into their backpacks and headed for South America. […]

What to Do if Someone Steals Your Photo on Facebook

2013 Shambhala Music Festival

Using Photos from Facebook As a photographer I’m flattered when someone decides to use my photo for their personal use.  It shows that they enjoy it enough to show their network of friends.  For me, it becomes a problem or a point of contention, when either of the following happens: 1)  Cropping out the watermark […]

10 Bad Photography Habits You Need To Quit Today


There are many top 10 lists floating about the internet, especially with photography.  Top 10 cameras, top 10 tripods, top 10 macro lenses, top 10 locations to shoot, etc… the list goes on.  What’s rare is to see are top 10 lists devoted on what not to do.  Particularly, a list made by photographer Alan Ranger, a […]

Thought Provoking Photos of People Lying in a Week’s Worth of Their Trash / Gregg Segal

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Photographer Gregg Segal has created an ongoing series entitled, “7 Days of Garbage”, which shows Californian friends, neighbors, and relative strangers lying in the trash they created in one week.  The images are well done and meticulously laid out.  The images, to me, evoke thoughts of the environment and our role in the ecosphere. Click here to […]

Nikon D810 Announcement / What’s New

Nikon D810 Front Angle (Source: Vistek c/o Nikon)

The new D810 It seems just like yesterday to me when the Nikon D800/D800E was first released.  I wrote about it back in March 2012.  Today, Nikon has announced a new replacement that has consolidated the two versions into one, the D810. After reading the whole First Impressions article on DPreview and a few other reputable […]

Study the Masters: Dorothea Lange / By David duChemin

Migrant Mother by Dorothy Lange

Dorothea Lange On David’s latest series of blog posts he studies the masters of photography.  In this particular post he focuses on Dorothea Lange, who is best known for her work on the American Great Depression.  Of her work, an image stands out which many have seen.  Click here for the full story. David duChemin […]

Vault Photomag / Magazine Launch

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If you’re finding something to do this Thursday evening check out the Vault Photomag launch event.  Last year I was approached by photographer and editor / publisher of Vault.  Vault was started by Kurtis Martyn to be an on-line resource to showcase photographers from around the world. To celebrate the premier printed issue of Vault […]

NYE 2014 Glitz & Glam Photo Booth

Glitz & Glam NYE 2014

One of my clients, the Four Points by Sheraton had us do our costume booth this year and these are a few random booth pictures that night…   Click here for more…. NYE 2014 Glitz & Glam  

Exposure 2014 / Calgary Banff Canmore Photography Festival


Every year for the month of February Calgary, Banff and Canmore celebrate photography with the Exposure Festival.  There are exhibitions, classes, workshops, talks and other miscellaneous fun events, all photography themed.  This year is the 10th anniversary of the festival. Last year I had two exhibits, 100 Years 100 Face of the Stampede and Surreal. […]

Ten Favourite Landscape Images of 2013

A fine art landscape photograph

In 2008 Jim Goldstein blogged, “10 Ways to Top Your Best 2008 Photographs“.  It’s a great tool to use (no matter what year) when trying to narrow down your favourites.  Here are my favourite landscape images for 2013 in chronological order: 1. New Dawn Out of sheer luck I was out shooting the very first sunrise […]

December Desktop Wallpaper / Lake O’Hara Sunrise

Click on image and save the full sized image onto your computer.

Instead of the cliché winter scene, for December I thought I would give you a wallpaper that can remind you of what’s in store a few months from now.  A cliché spring scene!  This year my hometown of Calgary got hit with the worst flooding in its history.  Now during the winter months we have […]

Mayor Nenshi Photo Shoot / Mabuhay Calgary

Mayor Naheed Nenshi Editorial Photos

A few weeks ago I was called in by the great editors of Mabuhay Calgary to photograph the Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi.  The photos were for an interview so we didn’t have much time for the shoot.   Originally we were going to meet at City Hall but then the plans changed at the […]

Emily & Renny / Taking Care of Business

Photo session with Emily and Renny

Renny is a good friend of mine.  We’ve known each other for years and have gone through many times together.  I’m going to miss the guy when he moves to San Francisco.  I was happy to meet his girlfriend Emily, for the first time.  The photo session was a surprise for her.  I wasn’t sure […]

Angry Priest Loses it on Wedding Photographer


Wedding photographers will get a chuckle out of this one.  When I used to shoot weddings I was always taught to treat the wedding ceremony with respect.  Part of that respect comes talking to the officiant prior to the ceremony.  Always ask what the rules are and what he/she prefers.  I even went so far […]

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